Trekkers

We believe that everybody, whatever their level of ability, is an important and vital part of our Big Family, and is able to know and encounter the love of God.

We recognise that for some people, accessing church and events can be challenging. Therefore, we seek to provide a welcoming, safe and accessible programme for all.  Thanks to an amazing team of volunteers we are able to run a number of groups for children with additional needs.  These coincide with our 10.30am and 6pm Sunday services.  Which group your child will be placed in is based on an initial home assessment of need by the Additional Needs Team.

Trekkers is the name of the additional need children’s ministry at St Saviours.  We have a committed group of volunteers who want to share the love of Jesus with children with additional needs and facilitate parents and carers to access the church service.  There are three branches that run to coincide with our 10.30am and 6pm Sunday services during term time only. All of the sessions involve fun, activity-based bible themes with craft, drama and individual prayer

Advance booking is essential to ensure a safe ratio of children to volunteers.

Here is a summary of the three branches that the Trekkers Additional Needs has to offer:

 

Hikers Inclusion

Our default wish is for children to be a part of the age appropriate mainstream group.  If it is apparent that Inclusion is best for the child, then this is facilitated by volunteers who work to help the child feel included and valued in the group.

Adventurers

During the 10.30 service Adventurers provides care for children with complex additional needs who would not benefit from the inclusion programme.  Children of all ages are paired with volunteers according to their individual needs and abilities.

Trailblazers

This runs during the during the 6pm service.  Trailblazers  is mainly for children aged 12-18 with additional needs.

Thursday Groups

Alongside these Sunday groups there is a midweek group for parents and carers.  This will normally run on Thursdays during term time unless otherwise stated.

Footprints (10am-11:45am)

Dates this term: 16th Jan, 6th Feb, 27th Feb, 12th Mar, 2nd Apr.

Craft and Chat (11am-2pm)

Dates this term: 23rd Jan, 13th Feb, 5th Mar, 26th Mar.

Trekkers Lunch (12pm-2pm)

30th Jan, 19th Mar.

 

All Thursday events are held offsite, please contact Joanne (joanne.gillard@st-saviours.org.uk) for more information!

Find out more

If you wish to discuss these Sunday groups or if you’d like to help out at Trekkers, please contact the team via joanne.gillard@st-saviours.org.uk or alex.nicholls@st-saviours.org.uk or check out the All Belong website.